Friday, August 12, 2011

Do you think I'm a crafty girl

While out in western Mass at the Williamstown teacher convention, I found the best thing for my classroom: "Genius" magnetic poetry! I was so excited that I ran out to AC Moore and made my new toys a great background- a cookie sheet that looks like the page a notebook. I remember seeing a tutorial online but cannot find it now to link to it. I used a cookie sheet (avoid non-stick), Rustoleum spray paint, and acrylic paint. I used painted dental floss for the lines in the way a carpenter would use a chalk line.
Here it is!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Mass MoCA

During my visit to the rolling hills of Western Massachusetts, I ventured to one of my favorite places, Mass MoCA is a museum of modern art. While viewing the numerous expansive exhibits, one cannot get the full affect of the artist's expression by visually experiencing the artwork. Because it is a vehicle for the artist to express his or her socio-political views, modern art cannot be fully understood without serious consideration to the artist's purpose. I find this approach to art to be expectational and uncomfortable. This sense of understanding is important when considering classic artists, but the reasons the artist created a work are secondary to the visual enjoyment of the piece.

Please enjoy these photos of what I think are the most impressive pieces currently on display.